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Metal Nanoparticle Induced Light-Trapping for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

Brijesh Tripathi and Manoj Kumar

Abstract

A complete treatment of the design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of metal nanoparticles and metal nanoparticle embedded structures is presented in this chapter. This treatment reveals that the metal nanoparticles play an important role in improving light absorption in the solar photovoltaic cell. This improves the understanding towards a promising approach to get better light trapping in solar photovoltaic cells and to enhance the power output from such a device. The examples presented here broaden the understanding of light trapping schemes and their effects.

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